Quote Originally Posted by Zuranthium
Baiul had a more complex short program and she performed it flawlessly. Too bad she always planned a weak jumping routine for her long programs.
This was 1993. Five different triples was still a pretty big deal, not absolutely required for admission into the world top 10 or even medal contention. Yeah, a handful of the best jumpers (not necessarily best skaters, viz. Bonaly) had attempted six or seven with repeats, triple axels, or triple-triples. But just having one of each triple was still enough to get you noticed, not considered "weak."